Wood Brothers

Fish Delivery Van in Jeffrey Street

Wood Brothers  -  Wholesale Fish Merchants

Jeffrey Street  -  Wood Brothers' fish delivery van

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to June Scott, Bonaly, Edinburgh

Enlarge this photo

   Jeffrey Street  -  Wood Brothers' fish delivery van


Wood Brothers

Wood Brothers' business was owned by William Burnup Leslie Wood and his brother.  The business was based at Craighall Road, Trinity. The company delivered fish from Newhaven to Edinburgh.

At first the fish was delivered by horse and cart.  Later, when the horse suffered a nail though its hoof, the Wood Brothers decided to purchase a van, hoping that it would be as reliable as the horse.  The van worked well and they never returned to delivery by horse and cart.

This is their van, with its solid tyres, parked in Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh.  Having operated the van

I don't know when the van was bought or the model, but the registration number may be helpful in answering these questions.

Here is another photograph of the same van:

Wood Brothers' fish delivery van  -  possibly in Craighall Road

Here are more photographs James Wood and his family:

The Wood Family at their home, 24 Craighall Crescent, Newhaven

Thank you to June Scott, Bonally, Edinburgh for providing the details above.  June Scott is grand-daughter of William Wood, one of the two Wood Brothers  -  October, 2006


  Edinburgh Streets

Edinburgh Transport